to be at Jazz Alley in mid-September
SEATTLE - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle will be the
setting for a six-night performance by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist David
Touring in support of his latest release,
"Closer," Sanborn will take the Jazz Alley stage nightly from Sept.
13 through Sept. 18. Set times will be at 7:30 p.m. on the first two nights, at
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. the
A veteran alto sax master and multi-Grammy Award winner,
Sanborn has played a crucial role in establishing the sound of contemporary
jazz and instrumental pop. His fans insist he has consistently embodied
the dual ideals of virtuosity and
versatility, revealing a one-of-a-kind talent.
Sanborn began his illustrious career as a session musician
in the mid-1960s. He first impacted the pop music scene working with superstars
such as David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and the Brecker Brothers. Sanborn's music
career has seen him sell close to seven million albums worldwide, with one
platinum disc and six gold albums under his belt.
Reservations to sit in on one of Sanborn's performances can
be made by telephoning Dimitriou's Jazz Alley at (206) 441-9729.
for ‘Honk’ auditions Sept. 3
A total of 14 children's roles and 14 adult roles will be up
for grabs at the Saturday, Sept. 3, Valley Theater Company auditions for the
fall musical, "Honk."
Eight children, ages 6 to 12, are needed to play ducklings
and froglets. The auditions for these eight roles will begin promptly at 10
a.m. that Saturday at the Sunnyside High School auditorium. The doors to the
auditorium will be opened 15 minutes prior to the starting audition time. A
Valley Theater Company spokesman said late-comers will not be allowed to
audition. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No
preparation is required.
From 1 to 3:30 p.m. auditions will be held for the four
teenage roles, as well as for the 14 adult roles. Each person who wants to
audition is asked to be prepared to sing a 60-second selection from any musical
number, as well as to dance and read. Those under the age of 18 taking part in
the afternoon auditions will be required to obtain a parent's signature if they
are chosen to appear on-stage in the fall musical.
The Valley Theater Company will stage the musical throughout
the month of November.
‘Heat You Can Eat’ returns to
PASCO - The Pasco Downtown Development Association will
present its 21st annual fiery foods festival, "Heat You Can Eat," the
weekend of Sept. 10-11.
From spicy to good old festival fare, the downtown Pasco
social event will have something for everyone: specialty foods, arts and
crafts, a kids zone, a farmers market and free entertainment.
Those who have attended before are being reminded to not
forget the sweet and savory salsa contest, a perennial favorite, as locals
fight for festival goers' votes to be named as the best hottest of the hot or
best sweet and savory salsa.
For those in the mood to cool down and enjoy some great
sounds, the festival will again feature a beer garden, where the specialty is
regional microbrews, wines and tasty margaritas.
Festival hours on Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
with the beer garden open from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, the
festival will open at noon and end at 5 p.m., with the beer garden open all
Two new events to this year's "Heat You Can Eat"
include an historical re-enactment and a kids parade on Sunday.
Additional festival information can be found on-line at:
Knot Hole Gallery to show
original Thomas Kinkade ‘Mountain Retreat’
Sunnyside's Knot Hole Gallery will present to the public
Thomas Kinkade's original canvas, "Mountain Retreat," throughout the
weekend of Sept. 9-11.
At the three-day event collectors will be able to view the
original oil painting by Kinkade, who has come to be known as the "Painter
of Light." At the present time, the "Originals on Tour" events
provide the only opportunity to see a Kinkade original.
The original of "Mountain Retreat" has been loaned
to the Sunnyside gallery for the three-day showing "...in order to share
Thom's message of peace, love, hope and joy with those who he is unable to
personally meet," said Knot Hole Gallery owners Ellen and Lloyd Phinney.
The Phinneys said seeing one of Kinkade's paintings in its
original form is something that no Kinkade collector should miss.
"This is a rare opportunity to see first-hand every
minute detail that makes up this stunning piece of art," continued the
gallery owners. "When looking at an original Thomas Kinkade canvas, you
can see why he is known as the Painter of Light."
The Sunnyside gallery specializes in carrying the artwork of
Kinkade. It offers limited edition canvases and a large selection of gifts and
collectible items adorned with the artwork of Kinkade.